COBIS Programme for Aspiring Heads (CPAH)

New for 2017/18

Building on the success of the CPML model, COBIS is pleased to announce a new course for 2017/18 - the COBIS Programme for Aspiring Heads (CPAH). The CPAH is a professional development programme for Aspiring Heads and Senior Leaders at an early stage of their career who are interested in developing their practice. The course runs over a period of eight to ten months, combining face-to-face sessions with a choice of in-school projects and optional school placements.

Click here to download the CPAH Programme Guide

Course content includes:

  • Target setting and models of intentional change
  • Recording and using past experience
  • Educational philosophy and vision
  • Considering the move to strategy and context
  • Choice of assessments in the areas of change, teams, school placements and communication, taking advantage of delegates own context and allowing the development of in-school projects
  • Collaborative and network learning
  • Governance and governors
  • Financial management in international schools

Course structure:

The course will include six days of face-to-face sessions (three days in September and three days in spring/summer), with further work supported by the online platform.

Location and Dates:

For the first year, this course will run in Madrid (hosted by King's College) and Muscat (hosted by British School Muscat). The face-to-face sessions in Madrid will take place 4-6 September 2017 and 11-13 June 2018. The face-to-face sessions in Muscat will take place 16-18 September 2017 and 28-30 April 2018.


The course fee for the CPAH in Madrid will be €2000. This does not include travel or accommodation. The delegate fee for the CPAH in Muscat will be 875 OMR. This does not include travel or accommodation.

Booking and Next Steps:

Booking for the 2017/18 CPAH has now closed. To register interest for 2018/19, please email

More information:

To download the CPAH programme guide, please click here. If you have any queries about the course, please contact

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